5 Reasons to Buy a Lab Grown Diamond

Did you know that 40% of engagements happen between Thanksgiving and Valentine's Day? As you begin your research, you may have stumbled upon the option for a Lab Grown Diamonds as the center stone. There are 5 main reasons to buy a lab grown diamond which include lab grown diamonds have the same DNA as mined diamonds, they are more affordable, nobody can tell the difference, are sustainable, and easy to style.

Are Lab Grown Diamonds worth the price?
Diane wearing Brilliant Earth 1 Carat Earrings

History of the Lab Grown Diamonds

Lab Grown Diamonds vs Natural Diamonds
Closeup of Engagement Rings © Brilliant Earth

Surprisingly, lab grown diamonds have been around since 1954 and were developed by GE. These lab grown diamonds weren’t actually used for gemstones, instead they were used for industrial purposes. It was this discovery that lead GE to continue its research and in 1971 they created small gemstone like diamonds and sent them to GIA to be tested. It was only under powerful microscopes the GIA gemologist were able to tell the difference.

Fast-forward to the 1980s, Lab Grown diamonds began to circulate on the commercial market. In the last 10 years have they made remarkable improvements on the process and the technology used today to make these lab grown diamonds, making it impossible to tell the difference between a natural diamond and a lab grown diamond to the naked eye.

Lab Grown Diamonds have the Same DNA as Natural Diamond

What does a Lab Grown Engagment Ring look like
Solitaire Engagement Ring © Brilliant Earth

One of the most common things I hear people say about lab grown diamonds is they aren’t real, and that statement couldn’t be further from the truth. Lab Grown diamonds are absolutely real. Lab Grown diamonds have the same chemical, physical, and optical properties as natural diamonds. Plus, they exhibit the exact same scintillation, sparkle and fire.

When you go to purchase a Lab Grown Diamond, you will receive a report with the color and clarity grades, and a diamond certificate. The only difference is that lab grown diamonds are made in a lab and natural diamonds are mined, and Lab Grown diamonds are laser inscription on the griddle of the stone.

More affordable

Do Lab Grown Diamonds look real
Close-up of different Engagement Ring options © Brilliant Earth

Lab Grown diamonds are more affordable than Natural diamonds. On average Lab grown diamonds are 30-45% cheaper than a natural diamond. For example, I found a 2-Carat Lab Grown Round Super Ideal Cut, Color D, Clarity VVS1 Clarity priced at $6,700 and I found a 2-Carat Natural Grown Diamond Round Super Ideal Cut, Color D, VVSI Clarity priced at $33,890. By buying a 2-carat Lab Grown diamond, you will save $27,290!!! 

There are so many things you could do with that savings which include, spending it on the wedding, traveling to Paris on a honeymoon, or even putting it towards your future house. The possibilities are endless. What would you do with those savings? Shop Lab Grown Diamonds!

Nobody Can tell the difference

closeup of diamond earrings
Which Earring is Lab Grown and Which is Natural?

When I tell you, nobody can tell the difference between a Lab Grown Diamond and a Natural Diamond it’s true, nobody can tell the difference. People might claim they can tell, but as I mentioned in the bullet point above, Lab Grown Diamonds and natural diamonds have the exact same DNA, meaning, the naked eye can’t tell the difference. Think you can tell the difference? In the photo above, I’m wearing one lab grown diamond and one natural diamond. Can you tell which one is which? Shop Lab Grown Diamonds & Shop Natural Diamonds

Lab Grown Diamonds are Sustainable

Lab Grown Diamond proposal
Gorgeous Engagement Ring © Brilliant Earth

In my opinion, one of the biggest draws to lab grown diamonds is their sustainability. Lab Grown diamonds are made in a lab using environmentally friendly practices. In fact, Brilliant Earth released their own Truly Brilliant Lab Grown diamonds, which are created with renewable energy or carbon offsetting practices. Each Lab Grown diamond is selected for it’s beauty and meet their Beyond Conflict Free standard. For me, knowing I bought something that is sustainable is a huge plus. Shop Engagement Rings!

Easy to Style

Lab Grown Engagement Ring
Stunning Pear Shaped Diamond Ring © Brilliant Earth

One of my favorite things about Lab Grown diamonds is they are easy to style, timeless, and will last for years to come. Perhaps you are buying lab grown diamond earrings, engagement ring, or even a diamond bracelet, these items literally match everything you wear! I love investing in timeless jewelry that I will get a lot of wear out of (which drive the cost down if you are thinking in terms of price per use) and for I find myself gravitating towards my lab grown diamond jewelry frequently. 

Are Lab Grown Diamonds worth the price

Lab Grown Diamond styled
Solitaire Engagement Ring © Brilliant Earth

The short answer is Yes, Lab Grown Diamonds are worth the price! It has the same genetic makeup as a natural diamond, are more affordable, nobody can tell the difference between a natural diamond and a lab grown diamond with the naked eye, are sustainable, and finally are easy to style. The best part is, you get the same sparkle and shine as natural diamonds. Shop Lab Grown Engagement Rings!

Where to buy the Best Lab Grown Diamonds

Closeup of lab grown diamonds
Brilliant Earth Engagement Ring Options

You may be wondering, where is the best place to buy Lab Grown diamonds? Well, you are in luck because the answer is simple: Brilliant Earth. Brilliant Earth offers a wide array of Lab Grown diamonds in every design, size, with different specs. They recently released Truly Brilliant, which is a premium collection of curated diamonds hand chosen for their beauty. With over 9,000 Lab Diamonds in the Truly Brilliant collection, the perfect Lab Grown diamond is waiting for you!

This isn’t my first piece from Brilliant Earth, I have my beloved Diamond Tennis Bracelet that you can read about here.

Recap on Lab Grown Diamonds

Lab grown diamonds are here to stay, and in the last 5 years have only grown in popularity. I always tell people, though, purchase what you want to purchase and what you will wear. If you want a natural diamond then Brilliant Earth has thousands of options, and if you want to purchase a Lab Grown diamond they have thousands of options as well! I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments, what do you love Lab Grown Diamonds?

Sincerely Petite in Paris,

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